30 Days of Night (2018)

30 Days of Night (2018)

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Overview

Bitter cold, endless night, and hungry shadows: the horror franchise that upended the classic vampire story is reimagined for the modern era!

As the sun sets over an isolated Alaskan township--not to rise again for a month--a new evil emerges from the shadows to terrorize the town... But after a series of strange events and horrific killings, the question becomes what lurks in the shadows? 30 Days of Night is reborn in an all-new reimagining of the series designed to titillate the mind and horrify the senses!

Since the original series' release in 2002, we've grown used to a world were every day brings more bad news, but in Steve Niles' new take on his own modern masterpiece, every day brings only more darkness...and more unseen monsters in the night.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684053094
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Series: 30 Days of Night (2018) Series , #1
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 603,575
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Steve Niles is an American comic book author and novelist, known for works such as 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Simon Dark, Mystery Society and Batman: Gotham County Line. He is credited among other contemporary writers as bringing horror comics back to prominence, authoring such works as 30 Days of Night, its sequel, Dark Days (IDW Publishing), and Criminal Macabre (Dark Horse Comics).

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30 Days of Night 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gore soaked, and lit in shadows, 30 Days of Night is one of the best vampire based comic books ever offered. Forget Joss Wheaton¿s lovable camp, or Morbius¿s dark brooding in the pages of Spider-Man. No, the vampires here are remorseless, brutal, and above all else cunning. They stop at nothing, and want only death. They are not harmed by wooden crosses, holy water, or stakes, nor are they stopped by running water. The only thing that can stop them is the sun. Unfortunately for the residents of Barrow, Alaska, the sun has just set and will not rise for 30 days, and the vampires have arrived in mass, to kill, too feed. Though I will not offer spoilers I will say the ending is surprisingly touching, leaving a sweet, melancholy note to the entire affair. Steve Niles¿s script is very good, better than most on the market, and Ben Templesmith reminds me very much of Bill Sienkiewicz, who¿s better known work includes Eletrka Assassin. Eclectic and energetic, the art is interesting and visually captivating. Over all, this isn¿t the run of the mill graphic novel, and it has a very underground feel to it. It edgy and fun in a very dark way, and recommended to underground comic fans especially. This graphic collects 30 Days of Night #1-3 and has the script for issue #1.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it, the story was one I could barely put down. I was disappointed when it ended because it left me wondering what was next and I can't wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im sure like many others, that you read this after seeing the movie. I was expecting for the movie to be rubbish compared to the book. But suprisingly it almost followed the same thred line. Yeah one or two things were chanced. The book is great. The art is in violent splashes, which may not be for everyone. The story wont let you put it down. Recommened to anyone with a love for REAL vampires (not the cookie cutter vampires like twilight), horror, or just plain violence and blood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this sequel to 30 DAYS OF NIGHT. It kept me reading past my bed time. Creepy! I would've given it 5 stars if the main chatacter hadn't kept doing stupid, suicidal things. It was slightly unbelievable...Kinda like when you're watching a horror flick and one of the characters decides to split everyone up and go "find out what that noice was". You want to yell at them for being so dense. For an FBI agent, Andy Gray sure seemed in total denial, despite the facts before him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i absolutly love this book. i was looking for a book that i would like for a long time, i never thought a sci-fi book would be this good.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
I was prepared to really enjoy this book, but instead found myself totally underwhelmed. Whereas the movie (and, I figured, the book)focuses on what happens to the town of Barrow, Alaska, this book puts that incident in the background and instead focuses on FBI Special Agent Andy Gray.

Based some time after those events in Barrow, Andy is trying to figure out exactly what happend to his partner, Paul. He spends a lot of time going back and forth with himself (Is Paul a vampire? There's no such thing as vampires. Is Paul a member of the blood-sucking undead? There's no such thing as the blood-sucking undead.) until I was ready to scream.

Although there are slightly enjoyable parts to the book, the majority of those center around Stella Olemaun, a survivor from Barrow who wrote a book about the events that happened there.

I'm going to pass on picking up the other books in the series, unless I can find one that starts out as good as the prologue of this book, which dealt exclusively with Barrow, Alaska, and its residents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Afer reading the first two of 30 days of night. I was so excited to read this one. I was dying to know what happen afer reading dark days. And this one was going to tell us. The drawing more vivid then the other books. However, Stella and other character looked a lot alike, so I would get confuse on who is who. I was very disappointed on plot. I didn¿t see much of Eben and Stella. I was done with the comic within a day. I was hoping that it will get better but it kept getting boring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fantastic and gripping read! I would highly recommend this to any fans of the vast 30 days of night series. More books like this please!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a bit surprised by this book. I had such high hopes for the story. There are so many possibilities that could have manifested with the plot of this book and instead of exploiting any number of those possibilities to strike terror into anyone who has ever been afraid of the dark, Steve Niles goes with the route that any number of the writers of the 'spandex superhero' ilk would have taken. Ben Templesmith's artwork is extraordinary because it looks like as if a child drew some of the panels. Some of the art is displayed in a somewhat scribbled fashion and it provides the effect that whoever drew the piece is scared of the vampires, just as a child may scribble out a portrait of the bogeyman who haunts them at night. That is not to say that Templesmith does not have talent. Most of the art is gorgeous and the texture and lack of contrast between the characters and the surrounding environment provide a handle for the reader to grip so that they are submerged in the bleak winter of Barrow. I would definitely include this on a list as a must-read. The story is gripping in parts and most of dialogue is spot-on (save for a few moments of horror cheesiness) and as noted earlier, the artwork is fantastic. If Niles writing on the next run of this project 'Dark Days' provides more of punch it will certainly redeem some of the cliche'd moments of the book.
GrazianoRonca on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
`You are a hunter. You kill¿`I eat what I kill¿`So do I¿ (p. 9)This graphic novel is divided in three tales: Picking up the Pieces, The Journal of John Ikos, and Dead Space.The first tale: a hunter in Alaska finds a corpse (an ex FBI agent and a vampire).The second tale: John Ikos is out there hunting vampires.The third tale: vampires in a space ship.Comment: a part from the beatiful colors and pictures, all tales are boring and improbable.An example: (inside the space ship the light turn off): `What happened to the light?¿ - `They must have forgotten to pay the bill! ...¿ Is there something worse than this? A second comment: vampires in the space ship: out there in the space there aren¿t tree to make sticks, so it¿s impossible to kills vampires. Is this the tale¿s meaning? To the authors: Have you ever seen Nosferatu with Klaus Kinsky?
kraaivrouw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the last of this series I'm going to review because it's the last of the series available in my local public library and I'm not into it enough to purchase and collect (which is not to say that I didn't enjoy it).Horror is very difficult to do well - on film, in comics, in short stories, or book length. There are so many different definitions of what horror really is for one thing, for another there are there are so many tropes out there that it's easy to be lazy about it. I love horror done well and am frequently disappointed, perhaps because for me it's very much less about the brutally graphic (you can find plenty of that in your average history book) and very much more interested in the building of suspense and the stuff that flits by the corner of your eye and then reaches out and grabs you when you turn away. This means that Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House absolutely works for me while Richard Matheson's similar book, Hell House, doesn't work as well. I'm not denying Matheson's place in the pantheon of horror writers, I am Legend is absolutely classic and scary, it's just that in comparison between the two I like Jackson's ghost story better.These days the best horror is few and far between, although there are many good practitioners of the genre. I loved House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, Joe Hill's Heart-Shaped Box; The Shining and 'Salem's Lot still scare me. The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell is horror crossed with the post-apocalypse through way of Truman Capote and Eudora Welty - the writing is beautiful - its zombies more a part of the landscape and less the central fact of the book. [Yes, I know I haven't mentioned H.P. Lovecraft, but I just can't read him. Love the mythos, though.]In comics there's the inimitable Alan Moore (who is one of the only writers who's ever given me real live wake up screaming nightmares), Garth Ennis' run of Hellblazer, and lots of other good series. Some people say Neil Gaiman's Sandman is a horror comic and sometimes it is, but not always as explicitly as some other series.30 Days of Night is a good horror comic, although less for the story and more for the setting, idea, and Ben Templesmith's art. Return to Barrow is just that - a return to the original scene of the crime - sadly that makes it less interesting. The writing is decent, but because it's back in the same setting it has some limitations both artistically and as a story line. Same location, same atmosphere, hard not to repeat yourself (and hard not to ask why everybody there isn't dead with repeated attacks each winter).Having fallen in love with Templesmith's art, however, I'm probably the last person in the world to know about Welcome to Hoxford and his Wormwood series - both are on my buy list.It's hard to do horror well, but when it's done really well and the noises in the house make you jump it's like nothing else. 30 Days of Night does horror well.
stephmo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In most movie series, there comes that inevitable installment where fringe characters are suddenly pushed forward and an entire plot is inexplicably woven around them usually in the name of setting things right, vengeance or reading the lost letters/journals/papers of someone who came before them. Return to Barrow is the graphic novel equivalent and only the briefest of cameos from previous primary characters is thrown in to hold this story together.As you may have guessed from the title, we return to Barrow in this tale where we meet brothers of not one but two the former Barrow massacre making preparations for darkness in Barrow. That's right. Barrow is still a functioning town with inhabitants that now want to fight off the annual vampire invasion. I know, I know - you read the previous installments. There are all sorts of silly questions to be answered about town-destroying fires, obliterated power plants and certain vows never to return from the undead. Have you forgotten the main rule of this type of sequel? Okay, I realize in film, it's usually if your original sets still exist, think of the savings by setting another sequel there!, but don't be silly, this is all drawn. In this type of sequel, the rule is time moved on and it's not as if we carved those things we said in stone.So why go back to Barrow? For a final showdown. Only you and I both know this is no final showdown. It's just a blaze of guns, blood and fire that will lead to more final showdowns. After all, at least one or two bigger characters made cameos in this to keep their options open. You know, in case their big screen careers don't pan out and they need to come back to the franchise at least one more time for a decent paycheck. One can hope that they at least come back at the point where they still have the power to ask for a decent script. If it weren't for Templeton's drawings classing up the joint, things could have been a lot worse.
clark.hallman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in this truly creative series of graphic novels. In this one the vampires return to try to finish, what they began in book one. There are some new characters along with some continuing characters, There is plenty of action and Ben Templesmith's art is right on target to convey it. The residents of Barrow , Alaska get some unexepcted help. I liked this book, and the previous two installments by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, very much.
Jacey25 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
30 Days of Night Return to Barrow was really a re-vamp of the first story. Stella is no longer the focus instead we follow the story of the latest to fill the sherrif shoes in the town of barrow now three years after the incident. It was a lot like a do-over of book one but that made it far superior to book two so...Three starsOverall the only book of the series I would reccomend to anyone is the first but I would definitely reccomend the first volume 30 Days of Night.
wilsonknut on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The art is excellent, as all of Sienkiewicz art is, but the storyline is weak. Occasionally the continuity of the story is lost between panels mainly because the dialogue and narration are thin. Add Sienkiewicz's expressionistic style, and it's easy to get stuck flipping back and forth trying to figure out what happened. I still enjoyed it just for the art and the mood it gave the book.
Arctic-Stranger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ok, lets get the obvious out of the way first. Barrow does not have 30 days of night--they have 65 days of night. And it is light during the day, but there is not sunlight. And to write a story about Barrow and not have Native Alaskans (Inuit Eskimos) as major characters is just wrong. Also, Alaska Airline flies to Barrow on a regular basis, even in the dark of winter. And there are at least 300 members of the Presbyterian Church in Alaska, which means the population of around 150 is slightly off! (The actual population is closer to 4000.)But that said, this was a decent work. Character development was a bit thin, but since most of them are going to die anyway,,,why bother. The plot device is very interesting...vampires living in the long nights of Alaska. The vampires here are really a zombie/Vampire type of creature. They eat like zombies, but think like vampires. The art work is interesting, at times confusing, at times it captures the horror very well. I would not start on graphic novels with this one, but for people who like them, this is a good addition.
storyjunkie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's content and art style are truly fabulous horror, particularly to a vampire nut such as myself. The premise is simple: a town in Alaska is geographically located so that the sun doesn't rise for thirty days in the middle of the winter season. Vampires hear of this town, and decide to visit, for certain violent, bloody, feasting qualities of "visit".The strength of the story is in the characters: vampires behaving like vampires, people behaving like people, and the two mixing.The weakness is in the pacing. Taking as separate issues of 22-pages, coming at least one month apart, this wouldn't have read nearly so rushed. There aren't enough time indicators in the story to give a sense of how long things are going on, cutting the suspense by quite a bit. It's not quite so terrifying if you (meaning me) make the mistake of thinking that everything happened in that first 24 hours, because it didn't. Yet, there's really nothing to stop that assumption until it's mentioned in the last two pages that it's almost time for the sun to come up again; meaning that what I took as 24 hours was really more like 24 days, which messes up character motivation and makes more than a couple of them look really foolish.But still, fun and good horror. Especially the second time through.
eldi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very good horror comic. Ben Templesmith's art work is cool and adds to the intensity of the story. Very typical vampire story though, and the time line seems a little awkward at times. Very good though.
mtnbiker1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a novel based on the vampire mythos created by Steve Niles in 30 Days Of Night. As a novel it read very quickly and did not seem to have any noticeable (to me) plot flaws based on my reading of the original comics based series.
lesleydawn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not a bad read, but not a good read either. There are much better vampire tales out there right now, so I would recommend finding one of them.
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